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Old 07-17-2006, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi - Loving my 8700r but hating how involved it is to activate call forwarding. Requires me to go to the Call Log screen, then Trackwheel to Options, then Call Forwarding, then activate a radio button, then click a dropdown menu to pick the number it should be forwarding to....then finally another trackwheel click to Save.

Does anyone know of an app that can make a shortcut for this, etc? i find it to be kind of a pain.

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I am with Rogers as well. Here is their shortcut:
*21*(phone number)# Send- Activates call forwarding
#21# SEND- Deactivates it.

Almost as much as a pain as what you were doing
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I am with Rogers as well. Here is their shortcut:
*21*(phone number)# Send- Activates call forwarding
#21# SEND- Deactivates it.

Almost as much as a pain as what you were doing
Thats kind of cool. You could actually just make -- *21*(phone number)# -- a phone number in the address book. Assuming that you have several phone numbers that you forward to often.

Just make a couple of address book entries

*21*510-555-1234# Named HOME or something.
*21*510-555-4321# Named WORK and etc.

Then have the #21# as CANCEL ALL FORWARDING

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Any one know what the commands for Cingular are???
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This is actually what I wanted - I always forward to my house, so hard coding the number will suffice. Now the next question (sorry if it's newbieish)...how to I shortcut the number to the number 2 on my phone just like the voicemail (so that I can just hold down the number 2 and it will speed dial the number)?
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Does T-Mobile (US) have the same kind of shortcuts? Does anyone have them? Do I like typing all in questions? Can I ever stop?

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..how to I shortcut the number to the number 2 on my phone just like the voicemail (so that I can just hold down the number 2 and it will speed dial the number)?

How about assign the address book this number...

Address book, New address, Etc. to create the *21*510-555-1234#

Obviously the 510-555-1234 should be replaced with your home phone number.

Call it FORWARD TO HOME or something like that.

Then assign it to the E (aka 2)

Go to phone
-->Click wheel
View Speed Dial List
Press E
---> Click wheel
New Speed Dial
Find the FORWARD HOME number
---Click it
Add To Speed Dial List

That should work huh?

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This thread was great help - thank you!

My carrier is Cingular and it worked on my 8700c as well. Here's what I did:

1). I assigned an address book entry with "Call Forwarding" as the company. The work number contains *21*4255551212# (you put in your own area code and number in the 4255551212 part).

2). I assigned this address book entry to the "F" quick-dial (as in Forward).

3). I assigned an address book entry with "Cancel Forwarding" as the company. The work number contains #21#

4). I assigned this address book entry to the "C" quick-dial (as in Cancel).

Now, to automatically forward calls, I just hold down the "F" key. To cancel this feature, I just hold down the "C" key. Works like a charm!

Thank you!!!!!!!

Marc in Seattle

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